Sally is off to do Model UN with her frenemy Julie, and Betty's lecturing her after finding out they are the only two girls on the trip. She's suspicious it's "just an excuse to make out." Sally asks to stay with Don. "You hate that Daddy supports my dreams,” she tells Betty.
At the Draper apartment, Megan is talking to Mitchell, Sylvia and Arnold's 19-year-old son. He's 1A, having sent back his draft card, and could be shipped off to Vietnam at any moment. "He wants to run to Canada," Megan tells Don, who retorts, "He can't spend the rest of his life on the run." It's fine talk for Don, who's basically done just that, unless maybe Draper is having a moment in which he realizes he's done it all wrong? He tells Megan that Mitchell's draft isn't his problem, but he quickly makes it his problem, so maybe there's a little bit of metaphoric saving of his own life, here — or maybe it's that he sees a way to get his mistress back.
Pete, Peggy, and Ted are drinking whiskey sours in a restaurant after having flown to meet with Ocean Spray (a client that would be in direct competition with Sunkist, but no one at the office appears to have noticed). Ted tells his two employees, who are both getting drunk, "This is the agency I always wanted. Ambition, brains, beauty.” Peggy and Ted flirt across the table while Pete confesses that his dad died in a plane crash, and that he's afraid of flying. When Ted gets up, Pete acknowledges that he knows how Peggy feels about their boss. “And he’s in love with you, too,” he says. “You’re the one who’s in love with him,” says Peggy. “At least one of us ended up important,” says Pete, whose existential crisis is spiraling. "Please don’t tell you you pity me, because you really know me.” “I do,” says Peggy, who goes on to tell him of his mom's sexy confession. As they laugh, Ted returns, and looks a little bit jealous.
Dr. Rosen, pale and concerned, has come to the Drapers, and he and Don go out to the bar, where Arnold tells Don that something's been wrong with Sylvia "all year." She's been lying about little things — including the person sitting right across the table, as we and Don and not Rosen, not yet, are fully aware. They talk about Mitchell and there's a shift from Don's earlier conversation with Megan. “War is wrong,” he says. “I’m sure he’s a good kid.” “The best,” says Arnold, stricken.
There's a glimpse into Ted's home life, which seems just as stable and normal as Ted himself. That is to say, not exactly euphoric, but his wife has a conversation with him that's without the daggers, anger, or manipulation of a Betty-Don or a Megan-Don fight. She's upset that he's working too much, but also that he's distant when he is there, and so entirely obsessed with work. “I just wish you liked being here more,” she says.
Don's suddenly on a tear to get Mitchell out of the trouble he's in. He asks Pete for help; Pete suggests Chevy might be able to do something, what with GM's defense contracts. They emerge to an angry conversation as Ted finds out that Don's been working on Sunkist, while Ted's team has been toiling away on Ocean Spray. “Why don’t you join this company and read a memo once in a while?" he yells, while Cutler advises wisely, “I warned you about the memos, the more you send, the less they get read.” “I want my juice,” Ted tells Cutler later. “It’s all your juice,” soothes Cutler, the highest-paid babysitter at the agency. But Don's one-track mind is not on juice but on saving Mitchell. Later, at a meeting with Chevy, he awkwardly turns the conversation to his neighbor's kid's draft dilemma in hopes that they might be able to help. Instead, they are flummoxed, and Ted considers the meeting nearly ruined.